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As well as being a researcher, collector, writer and broadcaster, Dave performs English and Appalachian Old Time songs, ballads, and instrumental music on 5-string banjo, guitar, melodeon, and whistle. He is joined by Dan (who started out playing recorder and guitar when he was seven). He now plays guitar and banjo.

Dave Arthur
DAVE ARTHUR (banjo, guitar, melodeon, vocals) DAN STEWART (guitar, banjo) perform British, Irish, and Appalachian Old Time music a joyous, foot-tapping and, at times, sensitive and moving Anglo-Appalachian experience.  No one goes away from a from their performance without a smile on their face, a skip in their step, and warmth in their heart.

Sorry no descent photo of Dan Stewart

10th SINGERS & MUSICIANS NIGHT (Open Mike in the Bar) Singers & Musicians night with PA



Tonight your host will be Robin Slater

Geoff is a big man with a big voice. He plays six and twelve string guitars, bodhran and Appalachian dulcimer as well as singing unaccompanied.
He performs traditional and contemporary songs on a wide range of subjects and from a variety of sources. Geoff can always be relied upon for a great evening's entertainment.
Geoff Higginbottom  @ Orpington Folk Club, the Change of Horses 2008
Geoff has been performing at folk venues since the late 1970's and in that time has built up a huge repertoire of songs and a vast amount of experience.
Geoff sings traditional, contemporary and self-penned songs either unaccompanied or with guitar or bodhran and has a particular passion for sea shanties and rousing chorus songs.
Geoff 's tours have taken him to all parts o f the British Isles with festival and club appearances from the Channel Islands to the North of Scotland and from Lowestoft to North Wales.


His solo work has been augmented with a couple of interesting musical alliances, namely :

with : George Wilson a crazy mix of folk songs, humour and rock and roll from the brothers luan and Fredo.

with : Keith Kendrick and Derek Gifford sea songs with carefully crafted harmonies either unaccompanied or with guitar, bodhran and concertina (but not bowed psaltery).

24th SINGERS & MUSICIANS NIGHT (Open Mike in the Bar) Singers & Musicians night with PA

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